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Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire, 1954-56
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Oldsmobile specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Two piece top, top section and window section
  • Original Factory Material: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl
  • Original Window: Plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black and GM White
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz stayfast canvas
  • Package Specials: Cost savings for all of your installation needs with package specials, this can include the detailed manual, new cables, pads/webbing, tack strips and glue kit.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hydraulic Components: Hydraulic cylinders, motor pumps and hose sets all available and in stock.
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1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Tops
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Description Color Price Buy!
A.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Blank Window with Horse Shoe Zipper and Exposed Trim as Is Original.
    Plus:
  • Tacks Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Staples/Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
For: 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$359.95
B.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl Convertible Top and Plastic Window with Horse Shoe Zipper and Exposed Trim as Is Original.
    Plus:
  • Tacks Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Staples/Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
For: 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$339.95
C.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Convertible Top Section Only
For: 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Top


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$179.95
D.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Plastic Window Section Only
For: 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Top


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$99.95
E.) Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl, Blank Window Section Only
For: 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Top


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$119.95
F.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Blank Window with Horse Shoe Zipper and Exposed Trim as Is Original.
    Plus:
  • Tacks Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Staples/Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
For: 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


View Color
$709.95
G.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top and Plastic Window with Horse Shoe Zipper and Exposed Trim as Is Original.
    Plus:
  • Tacks Strips
  • Convertible Top Pad Set
  • Staples/Glue Kit
  • Installation Manual
For: 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Top
Why Buy a Package Special?


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$619.95
Custom Made Convertible Tops Are Now Available! To see your options and get a price quote, click here.
 
For: 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire Convertible Top
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Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1954, 1955 and 1956


Accessories
Description Price Buy!
Arrow ETFX50 Heavy Duty Electric Stapler

The Arrow Fastener ETFX50 electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation, this stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow ETFX50 packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with rugged carrying case and 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.

$54.95


Hydraulics
Description Price Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Complete Convertible Top Hydraulics Kit, Motor/Pump With a 1 Year Warranty and cylinders come with a one(1) year warranty. Use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)
  • One Motor Pump
  • Two Hydraulic Cylinders
  • One Hose Set
  • Hydraulics System Manual
$599.95
1954-56 Oldsmobile Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder, Each
$139.95
1954-56 Oldsmobile Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders, Pair
$269.95
1954-56 Oldsmobile Convertible Top Hydraulic Hose Set
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$99.95
1954-56 Oldsmobile Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump
$229.95
1954-56 Oldsmobile Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor Pump Rebuild/repair Service
   The repair service is usually completed 4 to 5 weeks after we receive your motor pump Details...

$149.95
Top Switch: To Activate Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
Use your original wiring, per included diagram.
$26.95
Convertible Top Motor Pump Rebuild/Repair Service.

Comes with a one-year warranty, good from time of purchase. Please be aware we cannot send a call tags for international shipments.

   The repair service is usually completed 4 to 5 weeks after we receive your motor pump Details...

$149.95
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 16 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95
"O" Ring Motor Pump Service Kit For Any 1955+ Motor/Pump

Our O-Ring kit contains the following items:(1) Drive Pin, (1) 1/8" Chrome Ball, (2) 1/4" Chrome Ball, (2) Pump Port O-Ring, (2) Reservoir O-Ring, (1) Reservoir bolt O-Ring, (1) Reservoir plug, (1)Reservoir Plug O-Ring (metal plug only).

$24.95
Set of 4 New Pump Grommets
$3.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95


Installation Supplies
Description Price Buy!
Arrow ETFX50 Heavy Duty Electric Stapler

The Arrow Fastener ETFX50 electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation, this stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow ETFX50 packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with rugged carrying case and 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.

   Details...

$59.95
 
New 2012 Edition!!!
Convertible Top Guys' "How To Remove and Install Classic Two-Part Tops."

This 50-page, extensively illustrated how-to manual walks you through removing and installing a two-part convertible top. Any handy person can remove and install their own convertible top and save hundreds of dollars on labor costs. This manual applies to almost all American convertibles made before the year 2000, and some foreign cars, too, like Celicas and Saabs. Our manuals, available exclusively at Convertible Top Guys, have been helping do-it-yourselfers for years. This spiral bound 8 1/2 x 11 book is designed as both a tutorial for first-time installers and as a step-by-step manual, too. They're the best guides on the market. Buy it on its own here or get it for 1/2 price by purchasing one of our convertible top packages.

$29.95
Front and Rear Top Frame Bow Tack Strip
   Details...

In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$19.95
Staples and Glue Kit: 500 each of 1/4" & 3/8" Stainless Steel Staples (20 gauge). Plus an 8oz Can of Trimmer Contact Cement with Brush.
   Details...

In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$17.95
Top Pad Set: Set of 75" Pads with Rear Quarters.
   Details...

$44.95
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
   Details...

$10.99
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$8.95
Plastic pry tool set, 5 piece kit, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc. Comes with red case/holder.
$25.95
B.E.A./Stantech Staple Gun 71 Series
 
  • The BEA 71/16-421 air powered upholstery stapler drives 1/4" to 5/8" narrow crown staples.
  • One year warranty
  • This light but powerful stapler features a 1" nose length, ergonomic design, and integrated silencer making it suitable for both industrial and home use
  • Low air consumption, long service life, and ease of maintenance make this stapler a cost saver.
  • Applications for this stapler include bedding, upholstery, packaging, and speaker grills
$229.95


Boots
Description Color Price Buy!
Convertible Top Boot, Attaches as Original - In Original Madrid Vinyl.
Includes 35 Snaps & Snap Installation Tool.

Fits 1954-56 Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire and 1954-1956 Buick Special and Century



View Color
$179.95
Convertible Top Boot Bag
-- -- -- $32.95


Cleaning & Protectant
Description Price Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit
Contains Bottle Window Cleaner, Bottle Window Protectant, Sponge, Applicator Pad and Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$29.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95


Weatherstripping
Description Price Buy!
Accessory Floor Mat - made of high quality black rubber with molded original emblem. Also designed to be sewn into new carpets. 12"X17", Each
$24.95


Parts Catalog
Description Price Buy!
Parts Printout: A full color print out of the parts, swatches and important information listed on this page for your convertible. Comes with a $5 off coupon towards your next order.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$5.00
Swatch booklet showing all of our available convertible top materials and color selections
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$29.95


Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black and GM White

Original Patterns:
Our convertible tops for these cars are made from original dealer patterns. They are not "copies of copies." We offer the replacement tops in classical pinpoint vinyl and also original replacement Stayfast canvas fabrics.

Fabrics:
Canvas was the original dealer fabric. Later convertibles originally took pinpoint vinyl tops. Stayfast canvas has an elegant canvas outer layer and a butyl rubber central core. You can read more about the fabrics via the "Help" link at the top of this page. Pinpoint vinyl is a classic topping. Its texture consists of tiny spheres or "pinpoints."

Installation:
This is a classic two part top. You can read a thorough summary of the construction and installation of two parts top via the blue link below. Installation requires stapling or tacking and the use of contact cement. There is no sewing required. The full two part top manual, together with careful disassembly will direct the patient do-it-yourselfer through the removal and installation of a new top.

Tech Support:
If you purchase one of our tops and require technical support, it will be available at: techsupport@mtmfg.com. We will try to assist with all questions relating to installation.

Top pads:
Top padding "builds out" the top. Pads can last through two tops but should be replaced if of suspect condition.

Tack Strips:
Tack strips are varathane strips that receive the staples or tacks that hold the top to the front and rear frame bows. Tack strips attached to the bows should last through two tops. Replacement strips are available separately, or packaged within our specials.

About Boots:
Boots are available in GM leather grained vinyl. Boots are listed under "Accessories." Please view the boot swatches via the link shown at each boot listed and jot down your color choice. Order as many of your original boot clips as needed.

Tools:
Staples and contact cement are available. Please select 'Accessories and Tools' which is in the top line of the menu at the home page.

Hydraulics:

We now stock hydraulic cylinders, motor-pumps, and hoses for your convertible tops. All are made to OEM specifications. Each can be ordered separately; however, when ordering hydraulic cylinders we recommend replacing both. The chances are that both hydraulic cylinders were manufactured at the same time: if one is on its way out the other may follow. If the top is raised and one hydraulic cylinder is working harder than the other the result over time can lead to a slightly bent convertible top frame. The replacement of both hydraulic cylinders will ensure that the top raises and lowers symmetrically.

Systems for this car take Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and have a 5 year warranty when used with this fluid. Brake fluid should not be used as it voids the warranty. We also offer an installation manual when ordered.

The 12 volt motor-pumps include a mounting bracket with rubber grommets to reduce vibration.

We also offer a rebuilding service for motor-pumps. Not all are repairable, but it is less expensive to have one rebuilt than to buy a new one. The motor-pump would need to be sent to us for evaluation. Hoses come with all new fittings and are made specifically to fit your car.

Do-it-yourselfers:   Read a summary of convertible top installation.


Parts in this category (Oldsmobile 88, 98, Super 88, Starfire) fit cars for years: 1954, 1955 and 1956.

We a now pleased to offer hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motor pumps, and hydraulic hose sets for many different convertibles, they will be listed on your cars page if available. Also, checkout our newly added roof rail weatherstripping seals, front header weatherstripping seals, door weatherstripping seals, trunk weatherstripping seals. Look for extra savings on weatherstripping seals kits.

We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails (trimsticks), seat covers, car covers, and carpeting.


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